Holly Hill Health Foods, Cayenne, 1 Ounce
Cayenne has been used throughout history as an important culinary spice and as a reliable remedy that may treat stomach ailments, circulatory problems, and joint and muscle pain. Capsaicin is the active constitutent in Cayenne that contributes to most of its spicy flavor and medicinal benefits. The fruit also contains vitamins A and C and antioxidant carotenoids and flavonoids. Cayenne may be a cardioavascular tonic that can strengthen the heart, arteries, capillaries, and nerves by stimulating blood flow. It may normalize circulation and may be used to treat both high and low blood pressue and may also be indicated for insufficient peripheral circulation leading to cold hands and feet such as in Raynaud's. Research also reports it may help lower blood cholesterol levels, inhibit platelet aggregation (clotting) and decrease oxidative stress. As a digestive tonic Cayenne may provide relief for indigestion, colic, and flatulent dyspepsia.